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The best Cricket Wireless deals: Free phones, plan savings, and more

Cricket has great discounts on top phones, handy plans, and a host of freebies. We've rounded up the best of the deals.
September 30, 2022
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Cricket Wireless is the no-contract subsidiary of AT&T, offering customers a way to get affordable smartphones with cheap prepaid plans. While many of Cricket’s smartphones are already priced pretty reasonably, some special Cricket deals stand out right now. We’ve compiled the best Cricket deals in this post, but please note that various terms and conditions apply.

Cricket mainly offers savings on phones when you join the carrier, although they have occasional price drops on plans. To learn more about what Cricket offers in terms of plans, check out our Cricket Wireless buyer’s guide.

Best Cricket deals

    1. Get a new smartphone for free
    2. Save big on other great phones
    3. Save $180 on the 10GB plan
    4. Get HBO Max for free

Editor’s note: We’ll regularly update this list of the best Cricket deals as new promotions launch.

1. Get a new smartphone for free

iPhone SE Cricket Wireless Deal

Right now, Cricket Wireless is offering several smartphone deals for free. You have to switch your old number over to Cricket (excluding any AT&T numbers), then sign up for a plan that’s at least $30 or $60 per month, depending on the device you want. As with all phones sold by Cricket, these handsets will have to be used on the carrier for six months before they can be truly unlocked.

See more: Best Cricket phones to spend your money on

There are only a handful of free options right now, which you can check out below. However, the list changes very regularly, so it’s worth checking for yourself.

2. Save big on other great phones

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While not completely free, signing up for a Cricket plan can secure you some solid savings on higher-end phones, as with the deals mentioned above on the iPhone 11.

See also: The best Samsung phones

Two of the best deals on Android phones are on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which you can own for $399.99 ($200 off) when you join Cricket, and the Galaxy A52 5G, which is down to $259.99 ($200 off). The former was named the Editor’s Choice in our list of the best Android smartphones of 2020.

3. Save $180 per year on the 10GB plan

Cricket wants to incentivize you to bring your own device to the network, and it is prepared to offer a generous deal to persuade you. When you bring your device and pay for the year upfront, you can save $180 on the popular 10GB plan.

The 10GB plan is usually $40 per month, but taking up this online-only deal makes that effectively $25 every month. The caveat of paying $300 upfront won’t be for everyone as that means committing to the carrier for 12 months, but if you’re not against that idea then it’s a great way to make significant savings.

The button below takes you to this Cricket Wireless deal.

4. Get HBO Max for free

Another perk of signing up for a $60 per month plan is that you’ll get the ad-supported version of HBO Max thrown in for free. Once you’re signed up to Cricket, all you need to do is open the HBO Max app and select the option to sign in with a provider.

HBO Max is your home for Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows like The Lord of the Rings, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It’s also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

These are the best Cricket Wireless deals currently available. We’ll be sure to update this post with new deals once they are announced. In the meantime, you may be interested in the deals that a few of the other MVNO’s have to offer: